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Mandy Cohen, MD
EVP, Aledade, Inc. & CEO, Aledade Care Solutions; former Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Mandy Cohen, MD is the CEO of Aledade Care Solutions (ACS), the company’s new health services unit. She also serves as Aledade’s Executive Vice President. Dr. Cohen is an internal medicine physician and nationally-recognized public health expert bringing extensive public sector experience to the growing Aledade team. She has more than 15 years of experience in health care in some of the highest leadership positions in state and federal government.
Before joining Aledade, she led the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where her approach to transitioning the state’s Medicaid program to managed care received national recognition for its innovation and focus on whole-person care. She led the state’s COVID response, which has been lauded for its focus on equity, data accountability, and transparent communication. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services helping to implement the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges and innovative new payment models. Dr. Cohen is a strong advocate for whole person care and addressing the non-medical drivers of health. She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.